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Transforming growth factor beta1 (TGF-beta1) can promote sclerosis in many kidney diseases by enhancing the synthesis of collagens. However, the mechanisms of down-stream intracellular signal transduction in TGF-beta1-induced collagen synthesis is not fully understood. The purpose of this study was to further investigate the mechanisms and the cross-talk(More)
BACKGROUND OTUB1 is a member of OTUs (Ovarian-tumor-domain-containing proteases), a deubiquitinating enzymes family (DUBs), which was shown as a proteasome-associated DUB to be involved in the proteins Ub-dependent degradation. It has been reported that OTUB1 was expressed in kidney tissue. But its concrete cellular location and function in the kidney(More)
Ras homolog gene family member A (RhoA) has been identified as a critical regulator of tumor aggressive behavior. In this study, we assessed the role of RhoA in the mechanisms underlying growth, migration, and invasion of squamous cell carcinoma of tongue (TSCC). Stable RhoA knockdown of TSCC cell lines SCC-4 and CAL27 were achieved using Lentiviral(More)
Decorin (DCN) is a member of small leucine-rich proteoglycan family that neutralizes the bioactivity of transforming growth factor-beta1 (TGF-β1). It has been proven to be a promising anti-fibrotic agent to treat glomerulonephritis. But the underlining mechanism for regulating and degrading intracellular DCN is still not fully understood. In this study, we(More)
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